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TERRIA

Devin Townsend

 

Experimental/Post Metal

4.21 | 511 ratings

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CHAOTiC
5 stars Townsend's best album. The first album which made me feel like I had travelled far away after listening the final song. And that is a very good feeling.

The album begins with "Olives" which is a little bizarre and a good opener song. Next you're listening to "Mountain", a very descriptively named song. It really sounds like a musical journey of climbing on the top of a mountain and watching the beautiful scenery below. A comforting guitar work ends the song and suddenly the huge guitar riff of "Earth Day" wakes you up mentally and the longest track of the album blows your mind with its great choruses and bridges. "Deep Peace" is maybe my favorite track of the album. The beginning is peaceful and it sounds like entering a small, harmonious village. After the acoustic guitar part begins maybe my all-time favorite guitar solo. It gives me goose pimples every time I hear it, and especially the "It's all going away now" part after it. One of the greatest moments in the history of music. "Canada" was one of the first songs by Devin I heard. And it's a great song. The part in which Devin sings "All the time I needed your approval to be me" and so on is very regretting. Next one is "Down and Under" a nice (nearly) acoustic song. "The Fluke" is a good track. It has a great "na-na-na" part and fine progressive riffs. "The Fluke" ends with a sample of rain and suddenly begins "Nobody's Here" which sounds very Pink Floyd influenced to me. This one is also one of my favorite songs on this album. A very calming song with a great guitar solo. "Tiny Tears" is a beautiful and massive song. Great guitar work here, too. "Stagnant" is maybe the most linear song of the album. A brilliant song, particularly if you listen to it in springtime. "Summer's here, the sunlight greets the day The winters gone, there's no more rain today...". Then begins a 30-second silence and "Universal" begins, but I don't usually listen to it, because "Stagnant" ends the album perfectly.

After "Stagnant" I always feel kind of happy and relaxed. A real masterpiece which definitely deserves 5 stars.

CHAOTiC | 5/5 |

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